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  1. 12 Rethinking Shrinking Space Must-Reads

    27 June 2017
    Report

    Here are 12 essential reports that shed light on the issue of 'shrinking space' curated by Frank Barat. Sources range from UN rapporteurs and the European Parliament to civil society organisations like the Women Peacemakers Program.

  2. Emancipatory rural politics: confronting authoritarian populism

    • Ian Scoones, Mark Edelman, Jun Borras, Ruth Hall, Editors: Wendy Wolford, Ben White
    22 June 2017
    Paper
  3. On “shrinking space”

    • Ben Hayes, Frank Barat, Isabelle Geuskens, Nick Buxton, Fiona Dove, Francesco Martone, Hannah Twomey, Semanur Karaman
    07 April 2017
    Paper

    Individual and collective activism is facing a global pushback from states, corporations and the Far Right. The metaphor of 'shrinking space' has been widely embraced as a way of describing a new generation of restrictions on political struggle. However there is a need to deconstruct this narrative and unpack some of the problems inherent in the concept.

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    Border Wars II

    • Mark Akkerman
    19 December 2016
    Policy briefing

    This briefing updates the July 2016 report ‘Border Wars: the arms dealers profiting from Europe’s refugee tragedy’ . It shows that the European policy response to the refugee tragedy continues to provide a booming border security market for Europe’s arms and security firms, some of whom are involved in selling arms to the Middle East and North Africa and all of whom encourage European policies focused on keeping refugees out. It’s a win-win for the security corporations, but the cost is a deadly toll for migrants forced into ever more dangerous routes as they flee wars, conflict and oppression.

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    Drone: Robot Imperium

    • Steve Graham
    02 November 2016
    Paper

    Armed drones have created a top-down view of the world, in which military officials and politicians assert an ideology of inherent superiority over subjugated, racialised people — or even dehumanised non-people — far beneath the  drone's gaze. But as the technology becomes cheaper and accessible, activists are starting to use drones to turn the gaze back on the oppressors.

  6. Grensoorlogen

    • Mark Akkerman
    04 July 2016
    Report

    Terwijl tienduizenden vluchtelingen om zijn gekomen op de vlucht van geweld en ontberingen naar Europa, is er een groep die grof geld verdient. Dit rapport onthult de militaire en beveiligingsbedrijven die profiteren van de tragedie. Die contracten hebben gewonnen om materieel  te leveren voor grenswachten, surveillancetechnologie om grenzen te monitoren en de IT-infrastructuur om migratiestromen te volgen.

  7. Grenzkriege

    • Mark Akkerman
    04 July 2016
    Report
  8. Guerre au frontières

    • Mark Akkerman
    04 July 2016
    Report
  9. Frontiera di guerra

    • Mark Akkerman
    04 July 2016
    Report
  10. Border Wars

    • Mark Akkerman
    04 July 2016
    Report

    While tens of thousands of refugees have died fleeing terrible violence and hardship to get to Europe, not everyone has lost out. This report exposes the military and security companies that have profited from the tragedy, winning contracts to provide the equipment to border guards, the surveillance technology to monitor frontiers, and the IT infrastructure to track population movements.

  11. Samenvatting: Militaire uitgaven, belastingontwijking en de rol van Nederland

    • Martin Broek
    07 June 2016
    Report

    Zes van de 10 grootste wapenhandelaren hebben een juridische constructie in Nederland om zodoende belasting te ontwijken.

  12. Militaire uitgaven, belastingontwijking en de rol van Nederland

    02 June 2016
    Infograph

    Hoe is Nederland verwikkeld in de groeiende wereldwijde wapenindustrie?

  13. Military spending, tax evasion and the Netherlands

    02 June 2016
    Infograph

    How is the Netherlands tied up with an expanding global arms industry?

  14. Tax evasion and weapon production

    • Martin Broek
    02 June 2016
    Report

     Six of the top ten world's biggest arms dealers are based in the Netherlands in order to benefit from its favourable tax and trade system.
     

  15. Tax evasion and weapon production: Letterbox arms companies in the Netherlands

    • Martin Broek
    23 December 2015
    Report

    Amongst the big companies using the Dutch evasion routes are a large number of arms manufacturers and major international defence companies. Their almost empty offices or even only mailboxes in the Netherlands gives them the legal possibility pay as little tax as possible with all available legal tricks.

  16. Storify: Wars, Military and Climate

    11 December 2015
    Infograph
  17. The Secure and the Dispossessed

    23 October 2015

    While the world’s scientists and many of its inhabitants despair at the unfolding impacts of climate change, corporate and military leaders see nothing but challenges and opportunities.

  18. Building peace in permanent war

    Building Peace in Permanent War

    • Ben Hayes, Gavin Sullivan, Louise Boon-Kuo, Vicki Sentas
    16 February 2015
    Report

    For those interested in peace and the non-violent resolution of conflict the prognosis is not good. Not just because the war on terror keeps producing enemies with whom, it is said, there is no negotiating, but because the legal and political framework it has engendered has transformed the way in which political violence and armed conflict is understood and managed.

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    On the Issue of Nuclear Terrorism

    • Achin Vanaik
    12 March 2014
    Paper

    It is time for a closer look at the self-serving claim by nuclear weapons states that one of the greatest dangers is that of nuclear weapons being built or falling into the hands of ‘terrorist groups’.

  20. Eurodrones, Inc.

    • Ben Hayes, Chris Jones, Eric Toepfer
    05 February 2014
    Report

    How far reaching is the EU's financing and support for the emerging drone industry? With what intended purpose? And what will be the consequences for European citizens?

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